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On 29 Jul 2015 at 8:48am EC wrote:
Hello - can anyone recommend a company or person who can fit period style sash windows, but double glazed? Our house is so draughty in the winter!
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On 29 Jul 2015 at 9:20am ClicketyYak wrote:
Be careful where you have them fitted. If you're in the conservation area of Lewes you will need planning permission. When I asked the council about replacing my sash windows with uPVC ones which would have looked identical I was told I would be wasting my money on the planning permission as it would never be allowed. So much for their advice to insulate our homes. Sorry - I don't know of anyone - I never got further than this.
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On 29 Jul 2015 at 9:24am Cobnut wrote:
Hi, we just replaced our old wooden sash windows and had new wooden sashes out in with acoustic glass (the double glazed option sadly would not fit as the glass is too thick for our old frames) Anyway, ours were done by Kevin 07854272189 and we were really eased as they were made really quickly and he fitted them perfectly.
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On 29 Jul 2015 at 9:27am Cobnut wrote:
Apologies for the typos!
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On 29 Jul 2015 at 10:41am Windos Info wrote:
PVC windows don't look anything like wooden ones, but also can't be repaired, are environmentally awful, and not even cost effective as they have a much shorter life span. The Plastic window people do , however, have a lot of adverts that drown out the reality of better wooden windows that can be repaired indefinitely. They can be fitted with double glazed glass, and there are other secondary options, including very low key magnetically applied internal sheets, that can also be removed in summer. There are other options, and it is worth getting some advice from someone impartial.
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On 29 Jul 2015 at 11:36am tobnac wrote:
Have you considered having your windows refurbished? Can make a huge difference to draughts and noise, and considerably cheaper than new sashes. There are a few companies around who do it. Ventrolla are the big national chain, but they are quite expensive - there should be local operators who will do it cheaper.
And as Windos says, secondary glazing is even cheaper. The magnetic stuff is great.
 
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On 29 Jul 2015 at 12:13pm Local Resident wrote:
I had my windows refurbished. it was not expensive at all, because once the crappy paint was scraped off, the wood was actually ok, and it was amazing what the carpenter could easily replace. You can even get fancy mouldings copied cheaply. The magnetic stuff is great, and so cheap that the job can end up costing much less than any of the alternatives.
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On 29 Jul 2015 at 12:44pm EC wrote:
Thanks folks. We have secondary glazing on the front from when we bought our house. It gets so dirty as dust and spiders get in between the two sheets making it so hard to clean. I'll look into restoration. There is someone on our road who has period style sash windows. They look like wood.
 
 
On 29 Jul 2015 at 2:13pm tobnac wrote:
Timber double glazed sashes are great, but they are expensive. Another option, if your glazing bars can take it, is that you might be able to get very slim double glazed units puttied into your existing sash frames. Slimlite and Histoglass are two suppliers. There's no point doing this though unless you get the sashesd draughtproofed.
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On 30 Jul 2015 at 8:48am Cobnut wrote:
Restoration is definitely the cheapest option, ours were beyond help! If you do go for restoration I have also heard good things about The Sash Window Man (Google brings up his website) he is based in Brighton and specialises in restoration.
 
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On 30 Jul 2015 at 4:39pm tony wrote:
Sash Window Man Brighton does a good job. I used him to replace the lower half of a rotten sash and renovate the rope pulleys,
 
 
On 22 Oct 2021 at 2:08pm Alister_Magnum wrote:
Hm, I could recommend you Chameleon decorators and windows restoration This company uses vacuum-sealed double glazing technology that is as effective as triple glazing, but doesn’t change the character of a period home at all.


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